Locksmith Saint George Saves Locks
Locksmith Saint George Saves Locks team will re-key a lock to save you money and will also repair a door if it stops functioning as it should. Calling Locksmith Saint George Saves Locks team makes sure you receive the service you want in less than 20 minutes. Our Locksmith Saint George Saves Locks team is on call 24/7, so call us right now for help!
If a wood door has become fragmented, broken, cracked or weakened in any way; you may need to replace the wood. If you have your front or back door not closing properly; lock set bolt not lining up, or a door that cannot close at all, call us. Maybe the exterior door hinges need tightening. However, sometimes this is easier said than done.
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Most exterior door frames are about one inch thick, mounted against two by four, or six-inch studs; which should allow enough depth of wood for the hinge screws to penetrate, and hold to. Unfortunately, most hinge screws are not greater than 1-inch in length; so you do not get the benefit of all that lumber to attach to. Hinge screws loosen over time, either by corrosion, or wear on the attachment wood. When this happens, it is usually best to consider an upgrade in the size of the replacement screw.
Consider to replace that screw with little wider and longer one. Often, a screw long enough to penetrate the door jamb’s backing stud is a quick and long-lasting repair. Be sure to examine the attachment wood itself. If it has become fragmented, broken, cracked or weakened in any way; you may need to replace the wood, either by inserting new wood (often called a scarf insert, or joint) ;r by utilizing an epoxy filler.
If the wood is not damaged badly, inserting a sliver of wood, or filling with an epoxy putty narrowing the aperture it is easy. Remember, when inserting any new screws not to over tighten and cause the door to become un-plumb with the door jamb. Often, a carpenter may insert a small shim (a thin slice of wood, or even cardboard may be used); between the door edge and the hinge to help position the door correctly and prevent the hinge from binding.
If you encounter this, be sure to replace the shim when you reattach the loose hinge. Doing so will maintain consistency with the doors operating functions. Locksmith Saint George Saves Locks is always at your service. Call us 24/7!